During the summer, vacations, home barbecues, time outside, and having more people inside the home can put extra strain on your plumbing system. Find out more about what causes the most common plumbing problems that we’ve seen during the summer and how Best Service Plumber can help.
Garbage Disposal Clogs
During the summer foods such as ribs and corn on the cob are favorites at backyard barbecues, but how you dispose of the leftovers could impact your home’s plumbing.
While many people use a garbage disposal for getting rid of vegetable scraps, such as skins, these units do not work well with fibrous veggies or large pieces, like corn cobs or celery. Bones from ribs or chicken will also damage the disposal unit and could send sharp pieces flying dangerously into the air.
Take care to only put easily broken up food down the disposal. Call us at Best Service Plumber if your unit stops working or gets clogged.
Clogged Shower Drains
Sand from the beach or dirt from your backyard can build up in your shower drain as you clean off. If your shower drain slows or stops draining, don’t use a chemical drain cleaner to fix it. You could do more harm than good to your pipes. Instead, this is among the plumbing problems that you can try to fix yourself with a plunger. However, should that method fail, call us for proper clearing of your drain.
Just as barbecue food and eating at home more often can cause plumbing problems in the kitchen; they can also cause issues in the bathroom. While you can try to plunge a clogged toilet to clear it, if that doesn’t work or if your toilet overflows, you need a plumber to see if there is a clog in your sewer line or another problem with your waste system.
Sewer Line Plumbing Problems
Sewer line problems can happen when the summer growth spurt causes tree roots to break the lines. Additionally, soil can move during dry months, leading to compromises in the waste lines. Southern California has the unique position of also having minor, unfelt earthquakes. These can impact the position and route of underground home sewer lines.
Regardless of why your home’s waste line does not deliver waste to the municipal sewers, you cannot DIY the repairs. This complex problem will require the equipment and experience only professionally licensed plumbers have. Call us if your drains back up or if you notice sewage smells in your backyard.
Know Who to Call for Fixing These Plumbing Problems
Part of appropriately handling issues in your home is knowing who to contact to make the repairs. Trust Best Service Plumber to help fix your plumbing problems, whether they occur during the summer or at any time of the year. Contact our office at 951-520-8557 to find out more about our service or to schedule a visit. We also have 24/7 emergency services if you have a problem that cannot wait for office hours.